We are pleased to announce Chambers building is officially open and all members of the 9SJS Mediation Group are able to host mediations again at 9 St John Street. To assist in preparing for face to face mediations we have prepared a short guide which you can find here.
"There is a widespread belief that mediation is not suitable for personal injury cases. This belief is incorrect." Lord Justice Jackson, 2010
Mediation is a confidential process which gives litigants the opportunity to work with a neutral third party to try and resolve their claim without the risk and expense of going to trial.
For many years now mediation has been used as a means of resolving a wide range of disputes, from commercial claims through to family break ups.
Lawyers specialising in personal injury claims have been slower to embrace the mediation process than their commercial and family counterparts but in recent years there has been a huge growth in mediation as a means of resolving personal injury disputes. The specialist personal injury mediators in the 9 St John Street Mediation Group are at the forefront of the growth.
In personal injury mediation, it is most common to have the Claimant and his or her lawyers in one room and the Defendant’s lawyers and insurer in another room. There is usually the opportunity at the start of the day for the parties to meet together with the mediator and set out their positions. The mediator then moves between the rooms in the hope of bringing the parties to common ground. The process is flexible. The mediation itself is confidential, as is any information conveyed to the mediator by the parties when they are in their individual rooms.
Mediation can bring with it many benefits over the usual JSM procedure, including:
Our personal injury mediators are hugely experienced personal injury practitioners, each with over 20 years experience in the area. This allows them to effectively ‘reality test’ the propositions being advanced by both sides in the dispute. Our mediators have represented both Claimants and Defendants and understand the pressures from both sides. Our mediators are independent and objective. We are also able to offer mediations through different remote platforms. Our fees are competitive, and our clerk Joe Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org - 0161 955 5161) is always happy to talk through your requirements and likely fees.
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